Alcohol hallucinosis, a rare complication of chronic alcohol abuse that occurs during or after a period of heavy drinking. These hallucinations are typically auditory but may manifest as visual or tactile. The condition is also characterized by mood disturbances and delusions which may eventually mimic schizophrenia or delirium tremens. Often, alcohol hallucinosis will clear up on its own if a person stops drinking alcohol all together.
Cats are believed to be the only mammals who don't taste sweetness. Cats are nearsighted, but their peripheral vision and night vision are much better than that of humans. Cats are supposed to have 18 toes (five toes on each front paw; four toes on each back paw). Cats can jump up to six times their length.
The Boxer Originated In Germany.....They were bred down from a now-extinct breed known as the Bullenbeisser (bull-biter), a massive breed that also influenced bulldogs and mastiffs. Bullenbeissers were bred in Germany to hunt large game such as boars and bears. As boar hunting dwindled, smaller versions of the Bullenbeisser were bred in Belgium to serve as butcher and cattle dogs. These smaller dogs are believed to be direct ancestors of the modern boxer. By 1895, Munich had its first boxer club, which set the standard for future breeding.
Jimi Hendrix was born in Seattle on November 27, 1942 as John Allen Hendrix. He was initially raised by his mother while his father, James “Al” Hendrix, was in Europe fighting in World War II. When Al returned to the United States in 1945, he collected his son and renamed him James Marshall Hendrix.
Crayon manufacturers, Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith, sold the first eight packs of Crayola crayons for five pretty pennies. It included the same colors available in the eight-count box today: red, blue, yellow, green, violet, orange, black and brown.
Nosey people lack social skills.....The degree to which we share our personal stuff with others depends on how close we are to them. You may have no problems sharing the details of your life with your spouse, friends, siblings or parents but you feel that random stranger who commented on your weight had no right to do so.
Squirrels can find food buried beneath a foot of snow. Food is important during the cold winter months for squirrels. It makes sense, therefore, that some species are able to smell food under a foot of snow. The squirrel will then dig a tunnel under the snow, following the scent to their (or another squirrel’s) buried treasure.
Sometimes infants stop breathing......Likely when they're sleeping, they may pause without a breath for 5 to 10 seconds -- just enough time to make a new mom or dad panic. Irregular breathing is normal. (But if your baby stops breathing for a longer time or turns blue, it’s a medical emergency.) When babies are excited or after crying, they may take more than 60 breaths in a minute.